Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Thursday, 31 January 2008

What does your name mean?

So what does your name mean? Was it chosen carefully out of the thousands, possibly millions, of possibilities, to be the perfect one that fits just you?

Does it have a special meaning? Either honouring your culture, heritage, family, or special attributes, or even to show how very special, loved and wanted you were?

Yes? Probably.

My name? Well let's see, despite having had 9 months to think of one, I still had no name after I was born, nor for several days after that.

My brother** was in Grade 1 the year I was born, and so being the only one to actually think of anything, he got to choose my name.


Wow, how unique, exciting and special! NOT!

And just guess where it came from??? No? No idea at all?

Well, I'll tell you, it's from THIS

It was his Grade 1 reader that week, for crying out loud!!!

Ok, please stop laughing, it's really not that funny, and I am scarred for life!

And the funny part, I married a guy called Richard. Geddit?
Richard = Rich = Rick = Dick!

** My brother is brain damaged by the way....

I am a walking joke...


  1. I can't help laughing! LMAO! I hope you never let your brother forget how much hell he's put you through.

  2. LOL!! LOL!! Sorry, can't help laughing. I remember those books so well and even Tristan got a chance to read them.

    Ran Dick run. See Dick run, Jane!


  3. Sorry Jane but it could have been worse??? He could have been reading Fiela's se kind and you could be named Fiela now ;)

    Seriously what is up with those books, this is like the third book in a month where the boys name is Dick. I'm reading the Faraway Tree to Ethan and there the childrens names are Dick and Fanny - I find it quite amusing LOL

  4. At least you weren't a boy!